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#75174 What's wrong with harassment?

Posted by yzer4 on 31 December 2005 - 02:26 AM

What I always notice in discussions like these is that we're always talking about "the others".
It's a bit like driving a car, the other road users are always the inept drivers, we ourselves are cut out to be F1 drivers.

Of course I have inadvertently scraped the corals and broken off a branch a few times, shit happens and I'm hardly holier than the pope, although one can wonder how holy it is to have been a member of the hitler jugend, but that would be a seperate discussion alltogether...

So what's wrong with harassment?

Harassment according to Websters online dictonary:
1. A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
2. Tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

according to Wikipedia:
Harassment is a term defined by law to refer to many types of behaviour that are found threatening or disturbing, and beyond those that are sanctioned by society.

It seems quite clear to me what is wrong with harassment.
The question should actually be when touching/interacting becomes harassment.

I always try to stick to the "do not do onto others that you would not want them to do onto you" approach.

So yes, I would be pretty upset if a bunch of spermwhales would think it's a laugh to play volleyball using me as the ball...

To end with the biggest cliché of all: to make the world a better place, start in your own backyard.
Since it's the 31st of December, we should all put this in our New Years resolution list.